New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) has announced they are seeking two trail crew supervisors and eight trail crew laborers to work in the backcountry of the High Peaks Wilderness as part of the DEC High Peaks Trail Crews.
The trail crews will work with other crews to construct a new sustainable-design Trail Crew trail up Cascade Mountain. Each week, the entire crew will spend the week in tents in the backcountry. Most of the project is located 2 to 5 miles from the nearest road and will require a strenuous hike with a heavy pack to get to each week.
Tasks will primarily include trail building but may also include hardening tent sites, relocating privies, installing turnpiking, rock and drainage work, bridge building, and clearing blowdown.
E-mail Info.R5@dec.ny.gov for a full job description and application instructions.
Photo of trail crew laborer provided by DEC.